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8 Larry Sanders C
Height/Weight: 6-11/230 | Birthdate: 11/21/1988 | Birthplace: Fort Pierce, FL | Team: | College: Virginia Commonwealth | NBA Experience: 4 | Salary: /images/basketball/nba/players/170x170/1755189.png | Owned/Started%: 20/3 | Average Draft Position: 114.08

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Report: Bucks buyout of Larry Sanders is complete


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) The Bucks have bought out the contract of center Larry Sanders, according to a report by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sanders hasn't played since Dec. 23. The team has been negotiating the buyout for the past few weeks. 

Sanders is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds this season. 


Clippers' Rivers: Team not interested in Larry Sanders or Andrew Bynum


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters Wednesday the team has no interest in acquiring centers Larry Sanders and Andrew Bynum, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Sanders is on the verge of a buyout from the Bucks and Bynum is a free agent.


Report: Larry Sanders may interest Mavericks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) With center Larry Sanders on the verge of a buyout from the Bucks, the Mavericks are reportedly mulling whether to pursue Sanders, sources told ESPN.com.

However, the Mavericks' interest is believed to be cautious and complicated. Sanders has been suspended for 12 games this season for violating the league's anti-drug program. He has not played since Dec. 23 because of a variety of personal issues.


Report: Buyout between Bucks, Larry Sanders 'all but done'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) A contract buyout between the Bucks and center Larry Sanders is "all but done," and an announcement is expected to be made soon, according to Marc Stein of ESPN on Tuesday.

Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract after a breakout 2012-13 campaign. He has only appeared in 50 games over the last two seasons since signing the contract.

Sanders was suspended 12 games for violating the league's anti-drug program. He remains out indefinitely for the Bucks due to personal reasons, and is not expected to play again this season, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. He has averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games during his fifth season with the Bucks.


Report: Bucks discussing buyout with Larry Sanders


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) The Bucks have begun discussing a buyout with center Larry Sanders, sources told ESPN.

Sanders has had his share of issues away from the court this season and last played Dec. 23. He was suspended for 12 games for violating the league's anti-drug program. While his suspension is over, Sanders remains out because of personal reasons.

After a breakout 2012-13 season, the Bucks signed Sanders to a four-year, $44 million contract. He has only appeared in 50 games over the last two seasons since signing the contract.


Suspension ends, Bucks' Larry Sanders (personal) remains out


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders has seen his suspension come to an end but remains away from the team due to personal reasons, FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

Sanders was suspended in mid-January for a minimum of 10 games for violating the league's antidrug program and ended up serving a 12-game suspension in all. He hasn't played since Dec. 23 due both to the suspension and personal reasons

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said after the game that there will be discussions during the All-Star break regarding a potential return of Sanders to the team, per FOX Sports Wisconsin.

Bucks general manager John Hammond said Tuesday that "nothing has been determined at this point" regarding the status of the center. "We'll just continue to follow the progress," Hammond added.

Sanders has averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games during his fifth season with the Bucks.


Bucks GM Hammond on Larry Sanders: 'Nothing has been determined'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) When asked about the status of Bucks center Larry Sanders, general manager John Hammond told reporters Tuesday that "nothing has been determined at this point. We'll just continue to follow the progress," according to FOX Sports Wisconsin.

Sanders was suspended a minimum of 10 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, and won't end until he is "in full compliance with his treatment program." That said, his return to Milwaukee remains uncertain even when he is cleared by the league. Sanders was averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds through 27 games this season before he was hit with a ban.


Bucks C Larry Sanders could be banned for more than 10 games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders was suspended a minimum of 10 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program. He began serving his suspension Jan. 19 against the Raptors, and ideally he'd be eligible to return as early as Saturday against Boston. However, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sanders' suspension will end when he is "in full compliance with his treatment program," per the NBA's original announcement.

Even if Sanders is cleared by the league, he may not return to the court for Milwaukee immediately.

Sanders has been dealing with personal issues, and last played for Milwaukee on Dec. 23. In 2013, he signed a four-year $44 million deal. Sanders was averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds through 27 games this season before he was hit with a ban.


Report: Bucks' Sanders was suspended due to marijuana use


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) If Bucks center Larry Sanders wants to continue his NBA career, he knows he'll have to quit smoking marijuana, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Sanders is serving a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug program, which was due to his marijuana use. Sanders want to use his time away from the team to control his drug habit.

Sanders has been dealing with personal issues and last played Dec. 23. In 2013, he signed a four-year $44 million deal. In 27 games this season, he is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.


Bucks' Larry Sanders suspended 10 games for violating drug policy


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended 10 games by the league for violating the anti-drug program, the league announced Friday.

Sanders' suspension will begin Jan. 19 against the Raptors. Sanders last played for Milwaukee on Dec. 23. It was reported that he no longer wanted to play, but he disputed the report, saying he was trying to work things out.

"I'm definitely making progress. I'm trying to get to the root of a lot of issues and get them corrected going forward. Without these things being corrected, I don't think basketball would be something I could even do."

In 27 games this season, Sanders was averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.


Bucks C Larry Sanders: 'I'm in the process of working things out'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders disputed a recent report of him stepping away from the game of basketball, according to FOX Sports Wisconsin.

"That's not true. But what is true is I'm in the process of working things out," Sanders said following Tuesday's loss to the Suns. "I'm definitely making progress. I'm trying to get to the root of a lot of issues and get them corrected going forward. Without these things being corrected, I don't think basketball would be something I could even do."

Sanders, who had been previously dealing with the flu, has been out of the lineup due to personal reasons. He averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year. Coach Jason Kidd told reporters he is not expected to travel with the team for Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. He remains without a timetable for return.


Bucks expect to have Larry Sanders back in 'couple of days'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Bucks coach Jason Kidd told reporters center Larry Sanders could be back with the team in the next "couple of days," possibly as early as Tuesday, reports Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin.

According to Basketball Insiders, his agent Happy Walters also released a statement disputing previous reports of Sanders leaving professional basketball: "I saw that tweet. It is not accurate at all. Rumor unsubstantiated."

In August 2013, Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension through 2017. He averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year.

Sanders has been sidelined since Dec. 23 due to the flu and personal reasons. The Bucks play the Suns on Tuesday.


Report: Larry Sanders told brass he doesn't want to play anymore


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/5/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders told some team officials recently that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, reports the Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times. Sanders, 26, has missed the past six games for what the team called "personal issues."

In August 2013, Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension through 2017. He averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year.

The Bucks are going with Zaza Pachulia and John Henson at center.


Personal issues keeping Bucks' Larry Sanders out of lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Bucks coach Jason Kidd told reporters Friday center Larry Sanders is dealing with personal issues which is why he won’t play in Friday’s game against the Pacers, reports Fox Sports Wisconsin.

"It's personal. There's nothing I can give you more," Kidd said. "That's the way the question will be answered."

There is no timetable on when Sanders will return. Zaza Pachulia is expected to see an increase in minutes with Sanders out.

The Bucks are 2-point favorites over the Pacers.


Bucks list Larry Sanders as out again Friday against Pacers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders is considered out for Friday's game against the Pacers. It will be Sanders' fifth straight game out of the lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

Sanders, who is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year, will also be at the back of the rotation when he is healthy enough to return, coach Jason Kidd said.

"He won't start when he does come back," Kidd said. "He's got to work his way back in...he's been out for a little bit here."


Bucks' Larry Sanders will have to work his way into the lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders will have to work his way back into the starting lineup once he's ready to return, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Sanders has missed the last three games due to an illness, and is set to miss Wednesday's contest as well. Coach Jason Kidd said the team has received strong play from Sanders' backups, and added that Sanders would "have to work himself back into the lineup." Sanders is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.


Bucks F Ilyasova, C Sanders red-lighted Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) and center Larry Sanders (illness) will both be sidelined Wednesday in Cleveland. They had been considered questionable.

Bucks' Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova out Monday vs. Hornets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders (illness) and small forward Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) have been ruled out for Monday's game in Charlotte against the Hornets, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Both players will be missing their third straight game while dealing with their injuries. Milwaukee is a 2 1/2-point underdog in Charlotte.


Report: Bucks rule Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova out vs. Hawks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) The Bucks will be without center Larry Sanders and forward Ersan Ilyasova for Saturday’s game against the Hawks, reports Fox Sports Wisconsin.

It will be the second straight game Sanders will miss while dealing with an illness. A concussion will also keep Ilyasova out for the second straight game.


Bucks C Sanders, F Ilyasova could both miss Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders (illness) is unlikely to play Friday night at Atlanta while small forward Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) has been ruled out.

Jason Kidd has stated that he will not announce a replacement for Sanders in the starting lineup until just before tipoff.


Bucks C Larry Sanders back in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Sanders was suspended for Thursday's game against the Kings after shoving an airborne player on the way to the basket in his previous game. He has averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 games.

The Bucks are a 10 1/2-point underdog against the Clippers in Los Angeles Saturday.


Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended one game for shove


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game by the NBA for shoving Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum as he was in the air on the way to the basket.

Sanders received a Flagrant Foul 2 for the action and will serve his suspension Thursday when Milwaukee takes on the Kings. 

With many Bucks' players currently injured, including John Henson and Ersan Ilyasova, only Zaza Pachulia, Khris Middleton and Johnny O'Bryant III are left as options at a center in the lineup. 


Starting options for Week 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) In my Week 8 (Dec. 15-21) Fantasy basketball planner, I identified eight lower-end players worth starting this week, headlined by Knicks guard Tim Hardaway and David West.

Other players worth getting into your lineup for this week are: Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey and Magic guard Evan Fournier;Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; and Bucks center Larry Sanders and Celtics center Tyler Zeller.

Check out what I have to say about each player, as well as my take on the Nets' season of futility in the Week 8 planner. 


Bucks C Larry Sanders (illness) probable Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is listed as probable to play against the Mavericks Sunday due to an illness.

Sanders played 18 minutes off the bench Friday while also dealing with the illness but may be ready to resume his normal role after getting another two days to recover.


Bucks C Larry Sanders scores six points off bench Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders was unable to start Friday's game against the Heat due to an illness but managed to play 18 minutes off the bench, scoring six points on 3 of 7 shooting in his team's 109-85 win.

Zaza Pachulia entered the starting lineup in place of Sanders and played 24 minutes, scoring four points while making both his shots. Sanders also racked up six rebounds in his limited action Friday. The Bucks will square off with the Mavericks Sunday.